08/04/2015 07:38 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 05:59 EDT

Franck Gervais, Who Wore Illegal Military Uniform and Medals, Gets Probation, Community Service

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OTTAWA — A Quebec man who pleaded guilty to unlawfully wearing a military uniform and medals during last year's national Remembrance Day ceremony has been sentenced to probation and community service.

Franck Gervais, of Cantley, Que., pleaded guilty in March to two charges for donning a military uniform, despite not serving in the military, and for wearing medals he didn't earn.

He has been sentenced in an Ottawa court to 50 hours of community service and 12 months probation under a collaborative justice program.

Gervais was charged shortly after he appeared last Nov. 11 in a televised interview wearing a Canadian Armed Forces uniform.

Questions about his military service surfaced when members of the Canadian Forces came forward after noticing problems with the way Gervais was dressed and the medals he was wearing.

The decorations included medals for bravery, special service and peacekeeping.

Police investigators discovered that Gervais had never been employed by the Canadian military, although he had served as a cadet in the 1990s.


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